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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #45 on: February 22, 2011, 04:02:37 PM »

I agree AlbertaCowboy. There is really no question that if he is free he will continue as he always has. It only took nine days for him to rape a 22 year old woman, once he was paroled before.

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #46 on: March 10, 2011, 01:29:12 PM »
By: The Canadian Press
10/03/2011 1:18 PM

WINNIPEG - A man convicted in the freezing death of a Winnipeg teen in 1984 is to be sentenced April 27.

Mark Edward Grant was found guilty by a Queen's Bench jury last month after a trial that focused on DNA evidence.

A life sentence is mandatory for second-degree murder.

It will be up to chief Justice Glenn Joyal to set the number of years Grant will have to serve before he is eligible for parole.

Candace Derksen was just 13 and on her way home from school in December 1984 when she disappeared.

Her frozen body was found six weeks later in a brickyard shed.

http://www.brandonsun.com/national/breaking-news/mark-edward-grant-to-be-sentenced-april-27-for-freezing-death-of-winnipeg-teen-117742833.html?thx=y

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #47 on: March 10, 2011, 03:26:35 PM »
I certainly hope they put him where the sun don't shine for many many years.  How about a brickyard shed in a winnipeg winter....

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #48 on: March 10, 2011, 03:42:52 PM »

Sounds good to me solvy! We likely haven't heard the end of this yet, as I have read that he is going to appeal his sentence.

Second degree, so it carries a mandatory life sentence, however, I saw somewhere that he could be eligible for parole in as early as ten years? That yet to be determined at the sentencing.

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #49 on: March 10, 2011, 03:55:22 PM »
Don't know how anyone could find sympathy for this creep, but we have seen before the worst of the worst always seem to garner sympathy from some people.  I this doesn't come to pass.  He needs to be dealt with harshly and quickly put away.


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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #51 on: April 26, 2011, 01:33:48 PM »
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Grant is expected to appeal the jury's verdict, citing alleged errors made by the judge. He has 30 days from his sentencing date to file the paperwork.


So it looks like this will be ongoing.

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2011, 11:23:37 AM »
Updated: Thu May. 26 2011 12:01:56
ctvwinnipeg.ca


Sentencing for Mark Grant started Thursday morning in Winnipeg.

Grant was found guilty in February of second-degree murder for the death of Candace Derksen, 13. Her body was found in a shed, weeks after she went missing in November 1984.

In May 2007, Grant was arrested for Derksen's death after a cold-case police unit began investigating the case.

Justice Glenn Joyal ruled in court to allow pre-sentencing materials in Grant's case.

The Crown said Grant is troubled person who acts out his anger in primitive, uncontrolled ways.

The Crown said Grant was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 12, but has refused at times to take medication as it lowers his libido. The Crown said when Grant is off his medication, he has violent sexual fantasies.

The Crown said Grant, 47, has accumulated 23 past convictions and has spent more than 20 years in jail.

Grant told court officials he believes he is the devil and he hears voices.

The Crown said there is no adequate level of community supervision to protect the public from Grant.

The Crown is asking that Grant not become eligible for parole for 25 years, rather than the minimum of 10 years, and that he be under a lifetime weapons ban and have to submit a DNA sample.

The sentencing hearing is set to continue Thursday afternoon.

- with a report from CTV's Stacey Ashley


http://winnipeg.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110526/wpg_grant_sentencing_110526/20110526/?hub=WinnipegHome

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #53 on: May 26, 2011, 03:41:13 PM »

Mark Edward Grant must serve at least 25 years in prison for the murder of 13-year-old Candace Derksen, a judge has ruled.

Grant showed unspeakable cruelty when he hog-tied the girl and left her to die in a tool shed on a cold winter night nearly 27 years ago, said Justice Glenn Joyal.

Grant, 47, was convicted of second-degree murder following a jury trial last February.
Grant showed no change in emotion as he was led out of court in handcuffs.

Defence lawyer Saul Simmonds had argued Grant should serve no more than 14 years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

Outside court, Candace's mother Wilma said she had "conflicted" feelings about the sentence.

"We grieve," she said. "This is putting another life away and this doesn't bring Candace back.

Grant is expected to appeal his conviction.


http://www.winnipegsun.com/2011/05/26/grant-gets-max-for-derksen-murder

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2011, 11:19:23 AM »


This is a very long read so I haven't posted it in it's entirety. More can be read at the link below.


Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Closure for Candace
A gathering of family, friends and strangers brought an emotional mixture of grief, gratitude and grace to Cliff and Wilma Derksen's backyard after their daughter's killer was sentenced last spring


By: Mike McIntyre

Posted: 11/19/2011 1:00 AM

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Their guests began arriving on time, right around 6 p.m. They were greeted with smiles, hugs and handshakes from Cliff and Wilma and their daughter, Odia.

Chairs had been set up in a circle inside their gazebo. Guests quickly filed in, grabbing a drink, some chicken and salads that had been catered from the Derksens' favourite restaurant.

It was nearly 7 p.m. when Cliff and Wilma spoke to the group. It was time to get started.

Wilma explained how thrilled she was to see many friends, some old, many new, on such an important day in their lives.

Wilma suggested they go around the circle, each person taking a few moments to describe who they were and what had brought them there.

This was for the benefit of the entire group, some 50 people strong, who certainly did not all know each other but had come together on this night for a common purpose.

Wilma also wanted to know what they were thinking after such a monumental event, the sentencing of Candace's killer.

Finally, she asked everyone to provide a single word, or two perhaps, that best summarized their thoughts and feelings.

It was going to be an emotional evening.

"There is no jubilation in the moment," their first guest began. Gerry Michalski was a longtime family friend who also happened to be their pastor. He expressed the deep hurt and anger he felt at hearing about Mark Grant's twisted past for the first time in court earlier that day.

He told the gathering he felt "dirty" upon hearing of Grant's hatred towards women.

Michalski's wife was next. She described the evening as a celebration of "the end of a chapter." And certainly the beginning of a new one.

They continued around the room. One woman described her feelings of the day as "shock and awe." Another spoke about a strong feeling of bonding she had experienced throughout the ordeal, a coming together of "family." Another woman used the term "connecting."

"Generosity," said Lisa Phommarath, another good friend of the family. "My thoughts were just how generously you gave of your time during your own hearing and trial. And Cliff, as well."

"Exhale," said Misty Blake-Knox.

Brian Campbell called the evening a "new beginning." He described Cliff and Wilma as "amazing."

"Once in a blue moon, justice happens," said Bernie Bowman.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/fyi/closure-for-candace-134168123.html


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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2011, 11:24:21 AM »
#1 - Candace Derksen (POSTMEDIA)

#2 - Pallbearers carry Candace Derksen's casket though blowing snow on Jan. 24, 1985. (WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES)

#3 - Wilma Derksen places roses on her daughter's grave following the conviction of Candace's killer last February. (RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2011, 02:53:36 PM »
TY Debbie for posting that it was lovely to see her in a beautiful res ting place finally.

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2011, 03:19:45 PM »

It's been a very long time coming.

YW solvy.

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Re: Candace Derksen - 13 - Murdered November 30, 1984 - SOLVED
« Reply #59 on: December 31, 2011, 03:53:04 PM »
Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Respect, sensitivity for Candace, familyhttp://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/entertainment/books/Respect-sensitivity-for-Candace-family-136479223.html


Below: JOHN WOODS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS ARCHIVES Wilma and Cliff Derksen speak to the media after Grant�s murder conviction last February. (POSTMEDIA JOHN.WOODS@FREEPRESS.M)